Special early 2024 prices. 5 nights – £360. 7 nights – £450. Short stays remain at £80 per night for a minimum of 3 nights. [Please contact me on 07870 347466 if you have not received a reply in terms that take forward your enquiry. Thank you]
Welcome to The Old School House, Carlecotes
The Old School House in the South Yorkshire hamlet of Carlecotes, near Penistone (www.visitpenistone.co.uk) is perfect for that relaxing break you’ve been promising yourself. This historic, self-catering cottage is on the northern edge of the Peak District and is described by visitors with words such as warm, cosy, peaceful, well-equipped and comfortable. If you are interested in booking you can check your preferred dates in the ‘booking and tariff‘ section.
You can see a Google map of where we are and plan your trip on the Contact page.
The Living Room
On your arrival you will find free-range eggs from next door, local farm milk, and tea and coffee. Once you’ve been given the cottage keys the space is yours – we may not meet again until you leave, but I am usually available if you need suggestions for places to visit or to eat out during your stay.
Well-behaved dogs are always welcome by prior arrangement, subject to owners’ agreement to the house rules for dogs:
Dogs should remain on the ground floor, and on the floor, and must never be left unsupervised in the cottage when owners are out.
Please read the T&Cs for more info.
There is off-road parking for 2 cars. If your party will be bringing more than 2 standard size cars, please discuss parking arrangements with me in advance. Thanks
Fibre broadband, after a very long wait, is now available in the cottage.
Towels & Bedding
Towels, bedding and cosy towelling bath robes are provided for you.
Books & Games
A selection of games and books is available, including a range of guide and walk books to help you plan your stay.
Perfect for cosying up at night, there is a wood burner in the sitting room. (A regular request from those seeking to ‘Escape to the Country’ on BBC1.) An initial supply of kindling and logs is provided. Further supplies of each are available at cost price if needed. The house rules include agreement to give the wood burner a thorough clean daily, including on departure day!
Discounts for bookings longer than 7 nights
DEPOSIT FOR ALL BOOKINGS IS £50.
BALANCE PAYABLE 6 WEEKS BEFORE ARRIVAL
If your booking is made within the 6 weeks please make a full payment on booking.
Arrival & departure
The cottage will be ready for you by 4pm of your first day.
Checkout is by 10am on your last day, though this can be extended by prior agreement.
Please get in touch for reduced prices for stays of 5 and 7 nights up to Easter 2024. There are no ‘seasons’ or school holiday hikes in price here. Enquiries for late bookings, or during quiet times, are well worth an email or phone call!
Terms & Conditions
Click here to see Terms and Conditions.
How to Book
For availability, click on the cottage’s Airbnb calendar:
Airbnb (opens in new tab)
Click ‘Check availability’. (You don’t need to add any dates to see the full calendar).
If the dates you require are available, please contact me by email or by ‘phone
If we discuss dates, these will normally be held for 24 hours, A deposit of £50 secures all bookings.
The final balance is due no later than 6 weeks prior to your arrival date.
If you have an account with Airbnb or Trip Advisor you can of course book through them, but the total cost will include the commission they charge.
Trip Advisor (opens in a new tab)
Payment preferences are, in order :
- By online bank transfer – ‘Faster Payments’
- By cheque, payable to ‘Peter Lorimer’
- By debit or credit card.
Your payment will be acknowledged by email. For late bookings, cash on arrival can be agreed.